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Dow Jones Industrial Average

Last Updated at 17 Oct 2017, 19:59 GMT *Chart shows local time Dow Jones intraday chart
value change %
22997.44 +

Top winner and loser

Unitedhealth Group Inc.

203.89 +

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

236.09 -
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Nasdaq Index

6623.66 -

S&P 500 Cash Index - Chicago Mercantile Exchange

2559.36 +

(Close): The S&P 500 index closed at a new record high on Friday. It has now marked 33 all-time highs this year.

It rose by 10.06 points to 2,007.7, beating its previous record close of 2,003.37, set on 29 August.

The Dow Jones index of leading blue-chip stocks was up by 67.78 points, or 0.40%, at 17137.36. The tech heavy Nasdaq was up 20.61 points, or 0.45%, to 4582.90.

Earlier new data showed the US economy added 142,000 jobs in August.

It was the smallest increase in eight months, while the jobless rate slipped to 6.1%.

Merck was up by 1.83% after the US Food and Drug Administration approved its pembrolizumab drug to treat metastatic melanoma.

Other top gainers included Wal-Mart and Nike.

The biggest faller was Boeing, down by 0.61%.

That was despite Irish budget carrier Ryanair saying it was in advanced talks to buy about 100 Boeing's 737 Max aircraft in a potential $10bn deal.

Other fallers were Goldman Sachs, United Technologies, Travelers Company, and JP Morgan Chase.